Turtle Talk is the blog for the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law. We specialize in providing access to primary documents related to current topics in American Indian law and policy — court opinions and pleadings, federal government documents, scholarly materials, and other sources.
We also post news items related to Indian law and politics, with a special emphasis on topics related to Indian tribes in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. We also post announcements about our activities and about the activities of the MSU Native American Law Students Association, as well as announcements on selected upcoming events throughout Indian country.
Turtle Talk offers links to every Supreme Court case involving federal Indian law in the modern era (1959 to present). Turtle Talk provides links to the primary documents key to Michigan Anishinaabe legal and political history, including a link to every federal and state legal decision involving one of the Michigan Ottawa/Odawa tribes. We also offer links to all kinds of scholarship about the Anishinaabek and Anishinaabe tribes.
Finally, we pride ourselves on our autonomy and, until recently, long resisted soliciting or accepting advertising. However, Turtle Talk is not free and expenses have risen slightly. As of 2014, we have gratefully accepted a continuing donation from Kanji & Katzen to cover the additional expenses of running Turtle Talk. Incidentally, the ILPC has received a continuing donation from Kanji & Katzen for the last several years for other purposes, and we are delighted to maintain a good relationship with them.